The CSA have driven me to depression, we need to fight them

April 20, 2013

I have 5 children with my ex wife. I have paid csa every week because my ex would’nt tell them were i was working or living and didn’t tell me she had gone to CSA, i had been paying her cash each wk 4 over a year. I didnt get reciepts, which was silly of me because when they did find me through NE, i was £4,500 in arrears so I’ve been paying very hefty amount of money each week 4 the 1st 3 years as i finished paying her arrears off csa decided 2 go back 2 my 1st wife with whom I had 2 boys, who are now 28 and 25 years old. The CSA claim i owe her £40,000 from 1994 till 2002; but they dont understand I had started a new family 1996 and by 2001 i had 3 children so how can i owe that much when i was bringing up 3 kids?

They dont seem 2 be taking this into account. My 14 year old daughter lives with me and my ex refuses to pay any CSA. They put up my amount like today again but how are me and my daughter meant to live I’m getting so depressed with it all. It’s so unfair, people are scared of dying but at the moment I’m feeling like i would welcome it. We need to find someone who can fight these people but its hard working for nothing and finding legal aid I’m getting totally worn down with it all.


  • wilf says:

    Melinda:- PWC’s have had no obligation to use the CSA since 2008, whether in receipt of benefits or not.
    Before that those on benefit with children had to make an application to the CSA if they wished to receive the benefit.

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